tv Mornings on 2 FOX May 1, 2012 7:00am-9:00am PDT
with chocolate... no... caramel sauce. whipped cream? uhhhhhhh, yeah... but on the side. introducing build your own pancakes. only at denny's. we're live where golden gate ferry workers are striking and it's forced the shut down of all ferry service. we tell you when it's expected to be restored, coming up. a large group of vandals go on a tear overnight. the group behind all this vent. an early morning fire leads to tragedy in the south bay and we just learned a child is
involved. news chopper 2 on the way to police activity in san francisco near the corner of eighth and howard, find out why one man is now fighting for his life. mornings on 2 starts now. well good morning to you. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >> good morning i'm tori campbell. happening now, there are protests planned all across the bay area on this may day 2012. we have live coverage. alex sadvidge is in the mission district where a rally turned ugly. but we start with tara moriarty. >> reporter: and ferry officials are about to make a
statement right now. ferry workers are upset because they say the transidistrict is not being fair. they say they've met the district half way and they won't budge in contract negotiations. so the salsalito ferries will not leave the dock until 5:15 this afternoon. that's because the district decided to cancel all ferry service in order to avoid a walk out. after 45 bargaining sessions with the golden gate district they're still hung up with how to pay for health care. >> negotiations haven't been contentious per se, we just haven't met in the middle yet. >> looks like it's pretty contentious right now. obviously the membership of the coalition and the ferry workers are pretty upset about the situation. and they want to have a contract. it's been over a year and that's just taken too long. now there is added security here this morning at the ferry terminal. we've seen several chp officers they're making sure this protest stays on the sidewalks in front of the terminal and not on the terminal itself.
no ferries again running until 2:15 this afternoon. now we're told that the transit company is keeping an eye on its bus service if they need to add more buses today they will. if you need to get into san francisco this morning you can still go across the bridge by car or by bus. and basically the golden gate transit district says that they are -- it's pretty much a wash here as far as the financial situation goes. even by shuts down all of the ferry service they're not losing any money because they're making it up in added bus fare and tolls. tara moriarty. >> we'll check back with an update with you tara. but first, that ferry strike is not the only strike going on this morning. nurses say sutter health is looking at reductions that will put patients at risk. even though picket lines come
down tomorrow morning, nurses will be locked out until monday next week. this strike effects 4, 4,500 employees at five sutter locations. antioch, vallejo, castro valley, two at berkeley. business owners in san francisco's mission district are cleaning up after vandals trashed their neighborhood. businesses, cars even the police station were targeted. ktvu's alex sadvige is out there right now. he'll be back in a couple of minute, in fact, he just came back. what are people telling you happened out there? >> reporter: yeah witnesses are telling us this is a large group of vandals between 50 maybe and 100 people dressed in all black. some of them carrying bats and
crow bats much of their anger focused here at the mission police station. they smashed some of the front windows here. beyond this damage the vandals trashed a number of expensive cars throughout the neighborhood. early this morning we saw this mustang being towed away with its tires slashed and an anarchist a symbol painted on the side of it. a dozen or more business had paint up and down the street. video here at farina italian restaurant, it was full of customers eating at the time when the vandals closed in. some people ran to the back of the restaurant. protesters hurled patio chairs at their front window and says he's bracing for more problems today. >> we're going to be more on alert. take precautions, if we see something coming down the street this is something we have to do. but police have alerted what
this group will do. and just avoid from allowing them to gather. >> reporter: earl littler they were outside the mission police station trying to deter any further violence. one person was arrested in connection with all of that vandalism. witnesses say a small group from that rally broke off and they began damaging businesses and cars here on the mission district. live in san francisco, alex sadvige. >> make sure you stay right here throughout the morning for the latest on the demonstrations. you can also find information by going to ktv -- ktvu.com. we are also tracking developing news this morning with new details on a family tragedy on a deadly san jose fire. the fire broke out at a
fourplex. we're now learning a child is one of the two critically injured victims. and the fire victims were all from the same family. the three alarm fire killed one family member. she's described as an asian woman in her 30s. three others were taken to the hospital. two of them have life threatening injuries. one year after the death of osama bin laden, we're getting new clues to his state of mind just before he was killed. coming up at 7:15, what newly released documents say osama bin laden wanted to do with al- qaida and the new target the terrorist group was planning to attack. time now 7:07. we're following a long man hunt and the lock down of a school. a naked burglar has been caught. collin cain according to officials was first seen looking into cars on miller
avenue. police rushed to the scene, cain rushed toward a school. that school was placed on lock down. he was subdued with a taser then arrested. some people who live in san francisco's glen park neighborhood may be starting a petition to fight new traffic citations. the chronicle report says several drivers who park on chenery street have been getting tickets for failing to curb their wheels. the city code does say the drivers have to curb their wheels on any perceptible grade which is 3% or more. it is 7:08. we want to check in with sal on more police activity going on in san francisco right now. >> we're going to go to news chopper 2. we have police activity of a wide area on eighth street is closed here near fulsome for a stabbing investigation. news chopper 2 i was just asking him to give me a little bit of a show before we went on
air. here we are on live tv and looking at a pretty wide area on market that is closed. you will see delays near howard, on eighth. it's a good area to avoid. this is because a man was found in critical condition with stab wounds to the neck in this area. you can see it looks kind of like a ghost town down there, but at this time it would not be a ghost town obviously. they have this area shut down, surprising how much they have shut down over here. we do have word that the man who was found on the sidewalk leading from a stab wound to the neck is now in the hospital in critical condition. word that the patient is now in surgery. 7:09, let's move along to traffic pictures. bay bridge backed up to a 15 to 20 minute delay. no major problems. contra costa county not doing so well. 2:42 we had a crash involving a motorcycle. that traffic is very slow. highway4 is slow in antioch,
bay view as well. as people are avoiding 642 getting into 680. we move to hayward, we cannot forget 101 in san jose which is slow again getting into sunny vale. nothing unusual. 85 slow through 17. 7:09 back to steve. >> nice tweet from carla, she sent me a picture, i asked her what is it like out there, she said it can't make up its mind between sunny and cloudy. the first system came back, isn't doing much but it did increase the on shore push. now they're down to 9 miles per hour. but there are reports about 40 minute delays west at 10. then west southwest 13 out of
fairfield so nothing outrageous but again there were pretty good gusts earlier today. san bruno gap being one. temperatures 40s and 50s. we've had low 40s out toward the river. 70s will be in the yellow, and 50s, 60ss 60s -- 60s in the blue and green. there's a system that looks like it wants to give us a lot of cloud cover and drizzle. monday was the warmest day on the high temperatures and the cooling started yesterday, inland gets in on the act and the party today. the cooling trend takes over and continues wednesday into thursday. it does look like a rebound as we head into the weekend but not as warm. windy at times, few high clouds. but over all mostly sunny here. temperatures 50s, 60s coast around the bay. i mean some of these are down a good, 10, 11 degrees from yesterday. the inland areas 59.
half-moon bay 68. then san jose at 72. low clouds, mostly sunny. we cloud up thursday. it'll be cool then nice on the weekend. >> thank you, steve. it is 711. ocpy oakland mistakes. the oakland police chief tells us what he would have done different. and what is happening today before social media giant facebook gives east palo alto a cool $1 million.
70s. but may is prime time, kansas funnel clouds, west of wichita. these storms also toppled trees and washed out outside. thankfully no word on any injuries but may is the time for severe weather out in the plains. >> looks like they're getting it. former oakland police chief anthony bats says a rookie crew of city leaders led to the violence between protesters at frank ogawa. batts was one of 60 people interviewed at the oakland museum in his interview batts says he would have handled the situation with morediplomacy. and oakland pd could be headed for a federal take over yesterday. an independent monitor reported the reforming ordered by a
federal court nearly 10 years ago still have not been fully implemented. the monitor robert warshaw criticized the approach to the occupy oakland protest. time now is 7:15, new details this morning about the documents seized at osama bin laden's compound. ktvu's allyson burns reports, osama bin laden wanted to remake al-qaida's imagine at the time he was killed. allyson-- >> reporter: dave the documents reveal that osama bin laden was depressed, worried about his legacy and the state of al- qaida. the treasure-trove of documents seized at his compound by the navy seals who also killed him show osama bin laden considered changing the name of al-qaida because he did not like to direction it was going. he was struggling to manage the
demoralized groups, it's money problems and scattered networks. u.s. attacks had and are still having a significant impact. >> in short al-qaida is losing badly and osama bin laden knew it at the time of his death. he confessed to disaster after disaster in documents we seized. >> reporter: cnn is reporting that information hidden in pornographic computer files reveal al-qaida recruits working with osama bin laden were talking about cruise ship attacks. reporting live from washington, d.c., allyson burns, ktvu news. 7:17, new this morning secretary of state hillary clinton is headed to china for economic talks as reported attempts continue to secure
asylum for a blind chinese activist. 40-year-old chen is believed to be under american protection at the u.s. embassy in beijing at escaping chinese house arrest last week. president obama refuses to comment. clinton also won't discuss chen but she did have this to say. >> i have a full agenda of many issues of grave concern to us including human rights and the freedom and free movement of people inside china. >> reporter: in the meantime a friend of chen says police acknowledged the activist broke no laws by escaping house arrest. he also says chen an outspoken critic of forced abortions in china wants to remain in china. front runner mitt romney is hoping to pick up the endorsements of two of his former rivals this week.
newt gingrich is expected to end his campaign tomorrow. he is expected to endorse romney at that time. santorum wants promises from romney that his conservative priorities will be part of his platform. and a congressman is getting an endorsement for his reelection campaign from one of the most loved celebrities in the country. >> reelect congressman howard berlan. the family leader that fightings for the human treatment of all animals and he has very nice blue eyes, eddy. >> in addition to being known for challenging the stereo types regarding acceptable behavior of 90 year olds, betty white has been a long time supporter of animal rights. now if the council agrees, facebook will pay the money in order to avoid a lawsuit. now the problem started when
facebook began moving forward with plans to expand it's menlo park campus. but east palo alto complained this would cause traffic congestion and pollution. that money is expected to go toward solving those problems. delta airlines plans to buy an oil refinery. the pennsylvania refinery would provide 80% of delta's jet fuel needs. that could help save it as much as $300 million a year and that could make the difference between making a profit and making a loss. it is 7:20, there will be fourth of july fireworks in petaluma this summer after all. recycling has donated enough money to make it happen. the city had sponsored the show at the fairgrounds, but budget shortfalls forced them to
cancel. but thanks to contributions, the show will go on. don't put those jackets and sweaters away yet. we have cooler weather. look out your window. that's what it looks like outside now. and why some doctors at stanford are actually happy to see these two young girls return to their hospital. good morning news chopper 2 showing us marin county and a lot of police, we'll tell you what's going on, coming up. ♪
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7:23, doctors at stanford are thrill with the progress of 2-year-old twins who don't look that much different from any other girls their age. stanford's medical workers say that's exactly what they were hoping for when they separated angelica and angelina sabuco. the conjoined twins were the center of attention when they returned today the medical
center yesterday. >> they're great. they're great. they're totally healthy. we couldn't have asked for better. >> reporter: the family says the girls are looking forward to their first birthday party since being separated. they will turn 3 years old in august and they are just adorable. >> you wanted a great story. there it is. time now 7:23. let's go to sal. the police are busy. you have the chopper going, what's going on. >> on the golden gate bridge as you heard earlier on ktvu one of the union organizers said they had planned to protest on the golden gate bridge have changed their mind. they're going to be joining other worker picket lines around the bay area. however chp officers here at the toll plaza and also on the other side of the bridge on the vista point area have been arriving at the golden gate bridge and looking at it here. there are a lot of police officers here in marin county and also in san francisco coming down to the golden gate bridge. a lot of them are there just in
case anything does happen. obviously afraid of any sort of lane blockage on the golden gate bridge. san francisco northbound 101 getting a little bit slow approaching the split here. eighthand howard in san francisco, there's a good area to avoid. these are pictures taken earlier. eighthstreet is closed between howard and fulsome because of a stabbing investigation. someone was stabbed on the street there and found by police, taken to san francisco general with major injuries. police are still there doing an investigation. it's a good area to avoid. 7:25 let's go back to steve. >> thank you, sir. mostly sunny, clouds still around. santa cruz coastline peninsula, parts of the bay, north bay is mostly clear but it's cooler out there. we have some 80s yesterday inland. low to mid-80s. today there'll be a lot more
70s inland. low clouds are out there. they're not widespread but there's some. they will give way to mostly sunny skies. also sonoma is in there. san rafael is at 47. a lot of near 50-degree temps though. one system came by. that just said i'll increase the sea breeze. it was up to 38 miles per hour up in sfo now it's down to 10. but it's there. mostly sunny but rather breezy at time. 50s and 60s instead of those 80s. looks like it will don't to be a cooling trend until wednesday. there's crazy talk of rain in the north bay. wouldn't be much but it might happen. we will clear it up by friday. i want to add on saturday it'll be the full moon. it'll be the closest full moon to the earth this year so you'll be able to reach out and touch it. about 8:35 p.m. on saturday night. >> all right. >> okay. >> thank you, steve.
it is 7:26, a new recall. it includes a pen and a meat grinder. this is a ferry building you're looking at. they are getting support from occupy supporters and other union members. we'll tell you about what they have planned for today and who's coming out to help them. plus a child is among the victims of this tragic early morning fire in san jose. it's already taken one life. we'll let you hear from a neighbor.
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7:29 about 45 minutes ago, bus loads of may day protesters left san francisco city hall. ktvu channel 2 reporter allie ration -- rasmuss is there. >> reporter: there is no ferry service because ferry workers are on strike. if you come down and try to catch one of the boats this is what you will find. there's about 200 people. these are union members, ferry worker union members. other union supporters and occupy supporters who are walking around marching around with their signs. you can see they've got the musical instruments, sort of festive environment they have right now. these are several rallies going on. not just involving the ferry
workers but sutter health nurses have walked off the job today. union workers are getting support from the occupy movement. one of the ferry workers there explained why her organization is on strike. >> we believe that everybody deserves affordable health care for both themselves and their families and what the golden gate bridge is doing is try to burden people who have families with increasing health care costs and that is not fair and we're going to fight against it. >> reporter: a couple of weeks ago they had planned to have a rally at the golden gate bridge toll plaza in support of the ferry workers. but because of some last minute changes they decided they didn't want the focus to be on rally there an a possible shut down of the golden gate bridge.
but they asked for supporters to come out and join them on the picket line for this may day strike. and this may day rally and event. later on this afternoon however, golden gate ferry service is expected to resume but for now this morning it is shut down because most of the people who work with that union are in picket lines. >> 7:31, tonight's ferry strike is just one event tied to may day. union leaders and occupy protesters are teaming up for rallies across the bay area. many are in oakland. rallies and marchs are planned at several locations in oakland today. the may day events begin early this morning and will continue well into the evening. occupy organizers say today's may day rallies and protests will be unlike anything we've seen today. they're planning a number of small events instead of one big one. police are also preparing for today's demonstrations.
they are warning commuters to expect delays most of the day. also happening right now in cuba, hundreds of thousands of people are marching through the streets of havana on this may day. this is new video. now they are celebrating fidel castro's historic role in the cuban revolution more than 60 years ago. may day is actually a day of celebration in most communists countries. you can always get the latest information from today's protests around the world and herein the bay area online ktvu.com. click on the may day tab on the front page. time now 7:33, we've been following a fatal fire in san jose since 4:30 this morning. look at your pictures, this started in a fourplex in the southeast part of the city. pam cook now here with new information from that scene, pat. >> reporter: yeah we have a photographer on the scene and he is out there talking with some of the people living in the building and near by. the building that caught fire as well, one witness was able
to take incredible video of this fire on his cell phone. take a look. the fire started at about 2:50 this morning. fire investigators tell us here at ktvu that one person was killed in that fire. three other members of the family were taken to the hospital. two in critical condition, and she does confirm that one of those critically injured is a child. a woman that lives in that apartment building describes what she saw. >> first we smelled the smoke coming from the downstairs garage. we got out, called 911. we got out and before you know it the fire engines had arrived and the flames were billowing out from the garage below us. >> reporter: this is this morning shortly before the fire. it shows two cars burned completely destroyed in the garage area of one of those units. so it looks like the fire may have started there in the
garage. now the fire department spokeswoman talking with our photographer at the scene did not confirm that only that the cause is being investigated. but again, one person dead, other members of the family critically injured this morning. and that -- this morning in that fire in san jose. pam cook, ktvu. some beef that was sold in antioch is being recalled after an incident involving an ink pen and a meat grinder. the recall is for meat sold in raley's. a meat worker accidentally dropped his ink pen into the store's grinder. it happened sunday afternoon. no illnesses have been reported. if you have happened to have purchased ground beef at the store you can take it back to raley's and get a refund. the future of walnut creek's night life could change dramatically. an ordnance would place strict
regulations on all businesses serving alcohol. it's a response to several alcohol fueled fights in downtown walnut creek. several bar owners are opposing the ordnance, they're threatening to file a lawsuit if it is passed. time is 7:35. today the san jose city council are releasing properties they will put up for sale. 34 san jose properties will be available according to the successor agency. they include an old fire house, parking lot, theater buildings and vacant lots. the first round of properties will be available on june 1. caltrans is working on what will eventually be the first double car pool lanes in the bay area. highway101 between palo alto and mountain view will get two
new lanes in each direction. the work is scheduled to wrap up by the end of summer 2013. >> all right, time now 7:36. this is turning into a very busy day for sal as we try to get you where you need to get. >> there is a lot of traffic out there. i want to let you know that traffic is going to be busy all over the place. let's go outside and take a look at the commute. 237 the traffic is moving along relatively well until you get to 880. then you're going to see a lot of slow traffic. i want to mention at the toll plaza of the bay bridge it's still a normal commute. 15 to 20 minutes before you make it on to the bridge. no problems getting on to that span. on the golden gate bridge you saw the police activity we showed you last time. however the traffic a little bit slow. people are not being able to use the golden gate ferry and that traffic is now getting into the car. and we do have an oil slick in san jose on the ramp from southbound 87 to southbound 280. san jose fire on the scene
there trying to clean it up. 737 let's go to steve. >> thank you very much sal. a very good morning. mostly clear north bay about half and half toward the east bay but then peninsula south bay all the way up the santa cruz coastline and san jose. dealing with mostly cloudy skies in the way of low clouds. tends to favor areas south of san francisco and oakland. 40 to 62 on the lows here. by noon, 64 to 68 mostly sunny by breezy. we will continue the trend as the cooling trend takes over and goes right into thursday and friday. yesterday mid- to upper 80s, that will not be the case today. earlier much earlier they were up winds were up to 38 miles per hour. i look for 20, 25. when it's up to that you know it's a rip current sea breeze.
santa rosa, san rafael and napa all at 46 degrees. mainly upper 40s. the low clouds are preventing temperatures from cooling off everyone more. we have a lot of orange yesterday. that would be 80s. 50s, 60s and 70s. i think tomorrow will be more in the green upper 60s as this cooler air continues to ride in. one more system has to come in. i just heard from lori from walnut creek, she said no, please no rain. the cooling hasn't begun for everybody. now for inland areas and we will carry that into the rest of the week. a little cooler, windy at times and more of a westerly breeze. mid-70s, that's right in the comfort zone. temperatures not a summertime pattern yet. it was more like that
yesterday. 70 redwood city, gilroy 76 but they were 80 yesterday. we will cloud it up on thursday. clear it up friday then mostly sunny. looks warmer as we go into the weekend. >> thank you, steve. it is 7:39. was this just a preview? san francisco's largest union staged the noisy rally last night. what they have planned for today. 17 people are injured when a fire breaks out in watsonville the extreme actions some took to escape the burning building. [ girl ] my mom always tells me: if you want something done right, then do it yourself. that's the idea behind our children, our future -- the ballot initiative to fix our schools.
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pace in more than a year while construction spending edged up .8%. chrysler the first auto maker to report gains. the dow 82, nasdaq up 29 and s & p up 12. the wall street your nail reports bank of america plan -- the wall street journal reports bank of america plans to cut jobs. all the new cuts would be from the investings and corporate banking unit. b of a has 280,000 employees worldwide. envelope containing white powder were sent to six u.s. banks yesterday and one was addressed to mayor bloomberg but it never got to him. city buildings were evacuated but the powder turned out to be
nontoxic. oakland protesters say the pac had nothing to do with them. ferry workers are on strike and the morning ferry service has been suspended. tom vacar joins us live from luksburg right now, he talked to commuters who did not get the message, tom. >> reporter: take a look in the parking lot here, most of these cars that are out here are actually from the people that were involved in the work action and the demonstration going on out front. but if the intent of both sides was to stand their ground they did it. unfortunately the owners and the customer the public in other words are caught in the middle. and not everyone got the word. >> at least they should let us know. i come all the way from hillsboro to go to school and now i really don't know what to do. >> reporter: neither did phillip baye who will not make
a critical on time appointment this morning. >> it's my first day at a new job so i'm really trying to make sure i'm there on time, it's sort of like, oh man, day one on a new job. >> reporter: now what's going on here is a chess game. and a big move comes this afternoon when the stoppage will allegedly be over and this terminal will launch ferries not just for the afternoon commute but for the giant's game later in the afternoon. of course we'll be here to see what happens, reporting live consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. time is now 7:45, san francisco's largest city employees union plans another rally today at city hall. now hundreds of members of service employees internationals union turned out last night to this very noisy protest at city hall. union leaders say the workers have made enough sacrifices over the years and they want
businesses to pay more. >> the health care proposal that the city has proposed to us will cost an average family four to $600 a month just to take care of their family. more than 10% of their wages. >> these workers, look at them they marched all the way to major ed lee's office. they left that huge letter outside of his office door asking for his support. 7:45, 17 people are hurt, five are in critical condition this morning after a fire in watsonville. firefighters say three people jumped out of the second story window to escape after the fire started just after 6:00. the 85-year-old building did not have fire sprinklers. the cause is under investigation. the wife of john edwards former aid is expected to retake the stand today. shelley young broke down yesterday while recounting how edwards asked her husband to
lie and claim to be the father of the baby. carried by edwards mistress. young claimed that edwards knew about the nearly $1 million solicited from two wealthy campaign supporters to help hide his mistress during his presidential campaign. edwards has pleaded not guilty to six counts related to campaign finance violations. 7:46. new this morning just 45 minutes ago a new york judge ruled that a civil lawsuit against former international monetary fund dominique strauss kahn can move forward. the file was filed by a hotel maid that accused kahn. prosecutors dropped the criminal case against kahn they
sited credibility issues with the hotel maid's account. a court judge is releasing 911 tape from when jennifer hudson's sister julia got home and found the body of her mother. >> now what happened? >> i don't know, i just got home and my mother is on the floor. >> julia's ex-husband balfore has been charged with all three murders. he's right now on trial. 7:48, the suspect in the oikos university shooting has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of murder and other charges. one goh was shackled in court yesterday and police say goh a former nursing student at oikos admitted that he carried out the shooting. in the meantime services were held for doris shabuco a mother of four who was one of the victims. >> my youngest one is
constantly asking for mom. she wants mom. she wants mommy. you know, i told her mommy is with god and she says she wants to go to god and be with mommy. >> goh shot 10 people killing seven. he has a pretrial hearing scheduled for june 26. japanese authorities are now looking for the owner of a motorcycle that washed up on a beach in british columbia. a canadian man spotted the white trailer on the beach and found the motorcycle inside. so far it is the largest piece of tsunami debris to end up on north american land. time now 7:49. celebrity chef guy fieri is very happy police have recovered his very expensive yellow lamborghini. there you see him there, he's celebrating the opening of his newest restaurant in san jose. he says a lot of his first
guests came for his food but they also asked him about the car that was stolen from a san francisco car dealership more than a year ago. police investigating a shooting found the car in a richmond storage unit last saturday. >> the police department of mill valley and the marin sheriff's department came out big. they did a great job. i am glad to see that finally there's an end to it. >> police told fierri the car appeared to be in good shape. they still don't know who rented the storage unit or how it got there. it's a tough job but somebody needs to do it. where volunteers will be working at meter maids. >> they're healthy, they're ready to go back on the wild. where three sea lions will be released today. i'm a native californian.
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baby sea lions being released back into the wild this morning. the pup named al catraz was rescued from alcatraz island in march. two other patients called pop tart and awe -- hawthorn will be released this morning. also, this morning researchers are going to find out the sex of three falcon chicks. the chicks are 3 weeks old and
it's time to examine and band them. the chicks are not hard to band but the parents might pose a challenge. the parents are expected to fly back and forth screaming at him. time now 7:55. congress still working out the details for funding a highway and transit bill. democrats and republicans agree. however republicans want to include federal approval of the keystone xl pipeline as part of that deal. the white house is threatening to veto the bill if that keystone part remains part of the legislation. trust fund money will run out at the end of june. better not run out of patience this morning.
sal says there's a lot of traffic out there. >> if you're headed to the golden gate bridge and wondering what all the police activity is out there. you see a lot of officers there from chp and other agencies near the golden gate bridge near the san francisco side here. also on the marin side to keep people from unlawfully doing anything on that span. there were rumors that there was going to be a protest. now we've learned since then that the protest will be called off. however, a lot of police presence near the golden gate bridge. a lot of police presence because of an earlier crash and because service has been cancelled -- because ferry service has been cancelled more people may be using the bridge. no problems getting on to the span. there hasn't been any accidents on the span. contra costa county is a mess. 242 backed up to highway 4. 680 is backed up to walnut creek.
this is a bad commute this morning. and in san jose 101 is the worse. although 280 is slow from 87 heading up north. it's going to be a tough commute on the roads almost any where you look. let's go to steve. >> mostly sunny or mostly cloudy and that mostly cloudy tends to favor the peninsula south bay. a little cool out there, you can see on live storm tracker 2 showing the satellite. all the way to cloudy down in monterey, down in monterey. 40s on the temps, 46 san rafael, napa and santa rosa with 60s. fairfield 64, san jose 54, cloud cover toward san jose. and systems that came by yesterday just got to open that door a little bit to allow cooler pattern to come in. it'll still be mostly sunny. a little breezy, blustery at times. over all mostly sunny, cooler,
we will lean on that wednesday. thursday weak lake system. maybe drizzle. for the weekends slow warming. developing news coming in from san francisco, a violent early morning attack. it has shut down this very busy intersection. we're live in lurksburg where ferry service has been shut down because of a labor strike. we'll tell you what's at stake and tell you when service is expected to come back. >> and a violent group of vandals tear through san francisco's mission district overnight. smashing store windows and even damaging a police station. hear from some of the people who witnessed all this early morning vandalism when mornings on 2 continues.
alex sadvige is covering a protest turned violent. but we begin with tara moriarty at the ferry strike. and there was an announcement. >> reporter: that is right, they announced there will be another work stoppage on may 10. and next time they plan to have a bigger strike. next time they will also target buses. workers are upset because they say the golden gate transit district is not being fair when it comes to health care coverage. they decided to picket and in return, district officials decided to cancel all ferry service in order to avoid a walk out. 60 members say after 45 bargaining sessions the district is not bubbling.
>> when it comes to our health care, we are not going to give up. >> our next meeting is may #. we are on a wait and see mode. we're sticking with what we have on the table. it's hard to tell at this point when the outcome will be. >> reporter: ferries shuttle 3,000 north bay commuters each weekday morning will not be in service until 3:00 this afternoon. there are several chp officers patrolling the area to make sure traffic runs smoothly. the strike is essentially not over until an agreement can be reached. tara moyiarti. nurses at nine sutter health locations are staging a one day strike on this may day. these are live pictures, news chopper 2 is flying over alta bay memorial hospital. you can see the picket line right there. nurses walked off the job just about an hour ago. they are also striking at
medical centers in antioch, vallejo, castro valley, two in berkeley, san leandro and buehrleing game. protesters say they are protesting cuts to sick leave. the striking nurses will be locked out until sunday at 7:00 a.m. sutter health says it has hired skilled temporary replacement workers for a five day contract. it is 8:02, this morning store owners in san francisco's mission district are having to clean up after vandals trashed their neighborhoods. they targeted businesses, cars even the police station during a protest last night. alex sadvige is joining us with the damage. >> reporter: yes, witnesses telling us this was a large group of vandals, they were dressed in all black. some of the members carrying bats and crow bars. this is one of the places they targeted. the mission police station where you can see they smashed some of the front windows and
tossed paint on to the building. officers in riot gear stood guard outside of the station late into the night last night helping to deter further violence. this was a large group between 50 and 100 people who broke away from a near by occupy rally in dolores park. they began shattering store windows. last night we talked to a valet attendant who told us he witnessed this. he said they even threw eggs at him. >> it's the 99% that has to come and clean this up in the morning. hey, it's sad. >> reporter: this morning we saw a white mustang being towed away. there was also an aston martin
sports car damaged as well. one person was arrested in connection with last night's violence. as we bring you back out here live, we can show you outside of the mission police station, work crews from the city of san francisco have just arrived here this morning to assess some of the damage that was done to the windows here and hopefully get these windows fixed shortly here at the police station. live this morning in the mission district in san francisco, alex sadvidge. stay with ktvu for continuing coverage of all may day demonstrations throughout the morning. you can also find more information by going to ktvu.com and clicking on the may day tab on the first page. eighth street between -- and fulsome are shutdown.
police found a man stabbed. so far police tell us they have no information to give us about the suspect. in a news conference just about an hour ago the fbi said they just arrested five men in a plot to bomb a bridge outside of cleveland, ohio. the fbi says the five men are self-described anarchist. they are not tied to international terrorism. now according to the fbi there was never any danger to the public because the devices these men planned to use were fakes. they were controlled by an undercover fbi agent. one year after the deaths of osama bin laden we're getting new clues about his state of mind at the time he was killed. coming up for you at 8:15, knewly released documents show what osama bin laden wanted to change about al-qaida and the other concerns he had about his terrorist organization. 8:05, the city of davis is looking for some volunteers willing to take on a pretty tough job.
budget cuts are forcing the college town to transfer three full time meter maids to other jobs in the city. now there's just one remaining traffic control officer. so the city says it will train volunteers on everything from when tickets should be ticketed and how to deal with angry drivers who receive one of those citations. muni will go before the board to gain a new boarding policy. muni says it will improve on time performance. the board of supervisors must vote to amend the code before back door boarding is allowed. muni also says it plans to hire 10 new fair inspectors to help enforcement proof of payment. there's a reason sal is focused on the golden gate bridge area, right.
>> just a lot of police presence on that span and near it. we're going to show you pictures taken by news chopper 2 of the police near the bridge. more people using it after the ferry is down. but you will see a lot of police presence around that area today. let's take a look at the bay bridge, that traffic is going to be busy coming into the bay area here. no major problems on to the span. the south bay is very slow. we've had a couple of incidents in san jose, 280, 101 is the slowest if you have to pick the slowest commute it would have to be 101 all the way to sunny vale. again not taking a backseat to anyone. contra costa county, highway 4
is ridiculous. antioch, bay point pittsburg. today is not one of those days when you're going to say, boy, that's a nice commute. that's not going to happen today. mostly sunny, still low clouds around. patchy low clouds. san jose mostly sunny by now. low cloud deck tends to favor the peninsula and south bay more than today. yesterday there were a lot of 80s inland. fog wasn't high enough to clear the coastal hills but it is today. instead of the 80s or upper 70s now more low 70s to mid-70s. some locations will drop a good 10 to 12 degrees from yesterday. 87 down in gilroy yesterday. fog and low clouds mostly sunny day at the coast but it'll be a fresh day, breezy out of the west northwest. had gusts at 40 miles per hour earlier, now it's 10, nine. some of that low cloud deck at the santa cruz coastline. but san jose a little southeast to five, mostly sunny.
50s now, had some low 40s in the north bay under mostly clear skies right at 50 degrees. yellow indicates 70s and that sounds good. 50s, 60s closer to the bay. yesterday was the warmest day. no doubt about it for inland temps will continue the cooling pattern. monday was the warmest, the cooling began. we began yesterday but it's for everybody today. pattern will drop temperatures down good five, 10 degrees. we level off for thursday then start to level out. a lot more upper 60s and lower 70s closer to the bay. 50s and 60s, 68 in santa cruz. they get sun and cloudy pattern. low clouds, sunny, but here
comes that system saturday. if there's any rain it'll be very light. clear it out on friday. and warmer as we go into the weekends. today is the last snow survey of the season. the survey will be taken at 11:00 this morning. the last report showed that water content in the snow pack was only 55% of normal. san francisco expecting one of the city's busiest summers in years. more tourists than usual are expected. thanks to big events like the 75th anniversary of the golden gate bridge. the u.s. open golf tournament and the america's cup yacht races. hotels are already filling up and so are reservations for sightseeing trips. seven to 8 million people visit san francisco, typically in the summertime. this one may beat those marks in the past. it is 8:10, today environmentalists will capture some mission blue butterflies
on san bruno mountains and release them in san francisco's twin peaks neighborhood. the mission blue is an endangered species that is native to san francisco. urban growth is shrinking the area that can support the butterflies. so the they are looking for additional places that new colonies can survive. bullying may be the reason a wayward dolphin in hayward beach won't swim out into the open ocean. rescuers tell the new york times the dolphin was attacked by other dolphins as it was guided out of a shallow channel. now experts have decided to see if the dolphin will return to the ocean on its own. it was seen feeding on fish. >> very different. yeah. a former oakland police chief is pointing fingers, who he's blaming for oakland's troubles and responding to the occupy movement. a new ruling in the ross mirkarimi case it involves his wife who are still far away from san francisco. you got to see this, the
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already dead in in -- india after a ferry boat sank. this boat that was filled with 350 passengers broke into two pieces in heavy winds and rain in the northeast part of india. 8:14, new details are emerging this morning from the documents seized in osama bin laden's compound. the documents are being released on the first anniversary of osama bin laden's death. and allyson what else are we learning this morning? >> reporter: you know tori, we're also going to be able to see these documents ourselves. they're going to be posted online later this week from a combating terrorism sector in west point. we did learn more about what was in them from president obama's top advisor. osama bin laden wanted to change al-qaida's name.
he was concerned in experience in younger al-qaida's members. >> osama bin laden agreed that a large portions of muslims had lost their trust in al-qaida. >> reporter: cnn is also reporting this morning that more than 100 computer files embedded in a pornographic movie planned to seize a cruise ship and launch mumbai style bombings. osama bin laden was struggling to try to remake al-qaida and bring factions together when he was killed. according to reports in the words of former oakland police chief anthony batts. a rookie crew of city leaders led to a violent show down with occupy protesters on frank ogawa. bats was one of 16 people
interviewed for the project for the occupy movement. batts says he would have treated the occurrence with more affirmty. yesterday an independent monitor reported the reforms that were ordered by a federal court almost 10 years ago still have not been fully implemented. that monitor robert warshaw criticized the police's military type approach to last year's oakland protest. his relative ability to handle complaints that came after. but he did say that police chief howard jordan has been making improvements. it is 8:00 # -- 8:17. the search for sierra lamar has led to five arrests. they found five men in
violation of their registration. later this week, divers plan to continue searching water ways. the 16-year-old vanished in march on her way to school. involuntary manslaughter charges have been filed against a man who police say accidentally shot and killed his brother. police say michael enriquez went to his brother george's home saturday night to show him a new gun. the gun went off as they handled the weapon. and michael enriquez was killed. closing arguments will begin early this morning in the murder trial of edwin ramos. he's charged of killing bolonia and his two sons. prosecutors say it was a case of mistaken identity. they say ramos is a gang member, he opened fire on a car he thought contained rival gang members. ramos is contending, he was not
the gunman. well the wife of mirkarimi will stay in venezuela for seven more weeks. eliana lopez and mirkarimi's son was allowed to go to venezuela so she could take care of her ailing father. today a judge is scheduled to deny mayor ed lee's attempts to subpoena mirkarimi. the 18th hole is supposedly one of the toughest finishing holes ever. but the greens are nice and smooth. >> this year i genuinely think you will see more puts made in this year's u.s. open than in past u.s. opens here. just the nature of the grass.
>> the 112th u.s. open befins on june 14. it is the olympic club's sixth time hosting the championship. more than 23,000 golf fans are expected to attend. time now 8:19. you go to a baseball game, what can beat catching a foul ball? how about doing it with one hand tied behind your back or in this case you have one hand in a sling. he's just too cool. it happened in san diego during a brewers game. a fan reached up, caught the ball with his good hand tori and made it look easy. >> he did. had one arm and still got it on. kept his eye on the ball. a suspicious water bottle causes problems for a group of students headed to prom. >> who did that water bottle belong to? >> i have no idea. i don't think anybody had any idea. >> their attempt to prove their
principal after they were banned to their junior plan. this group of students wore their prom best to school. that's because they could never wear it to the prom because of a water bottle that was found on their party buzz allegedly smelled like alcohol. they said their principal would not let them into the from and would not let them prove it to him. >> i begged him to breath rise me. and i know a lot of my classmates did too. >> reporter: the students say their principal did not uphold his end of the bargain. the superintendent's sons was one of the students not allowed into the dance. the superintendent says he doesn't think the school district even owns a breathalyzer. >> let's check in with sal. see if there's any kind of drama on the roads. keeping an eye on the roads there sal. >> yeah, i've just been really busy this morning and it's been
hectic but we're trying to sort it out for you. getting into the silican valley it's been very slow everywhere you look. 101 is the worse but 237 not to take a backseat to anyone. very, very slow. slower than usual here. so if you can pull it out and work from home or do what you can do to wait for the morning commute to subside. that would be the best thing for you to do, if you can do it. i know not everyone can right. bay bridge coming to the toll plaza. that's more of a typical delay here at the toll plaza. i want to show you something, we just got new information about the stabbing in san francisco happened early this morning in the 6:00 hour. they closed eighth street between howard and fulsome. they are getting ready to reopen the street according to our police sources. the victim was taken to san francisco general. we found out that slim is expectedded to survive but is still in critical condition. looks like that person is expected to survive. all right i want to take it back to something that i should
mention before we go to steve. highway4 is are a joke, it is backed up to bay point most of the way. 680 is also very slow because of earlier issues. it's improved some but eastern contra costa does not look good. let's go to steve. >> mostly sunny out there. it'll be cool out there. temperatures yesterday were very warm for some but not today. clouds dancing around but it'll be mostly sunny away from the coast today. even i think marin coast and sonoma coast looks very good. there's a lot of fog out there, and tonight it'll be back. west wind or south wind, it'll be a breezy day. 50 to 55 on the current temps. did have some low 40s under mostly clear skies. one system came by late yesterday. that sets the stage for tomorrow. looks like we'll be the same tomorrow. fog, sun, cooler. now a little breezy at times
but it'll still be mostly sunny today. temperatures, 50s, 60s and mainly a few 70s. fog and sun. that cooling trend continues on wednesday. we cloud up on thursday. it's going to be very cool. or really -- and saturday and sunday looking much better a little warmer as we head into the weekend. there's a new beef recall here in the bay area how it's connected to an ink pen. ferry service is shut down this morning. workers are on the picket line as well as several may day strikes. who came out here to support them this morning. overnight news coming in from san jose. a child is among the victims of a fire. it is already taken one life. [ mom ] to me, chex is not just a little bowl of cereal,
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time now 8:29. right now several may day protests and rallies are happening that are all over the bay area. ktvu's allie rasmus has been following one group all morning. she's back with us live. i know picket lines have shutdown service, what's happening allie. >> that's right there's no golden gate ferry. the ticket booth is closed and off to our left; you can see a group of people they are picketing. the group here is about 20 people strong. about an hour ago there was a much larger group of about 150 people marching around the
ferry building. they were playing music, they had instruments, they had loud speakers. they were passing fliers explaining why they are on strike today. this is one of the walk outs. members of the ferry coalition and other union members boarded buses from san francisco city hall. they took those buses to lucksburg to join ferry workers on the picket line. workers had been without a contract for a year. health care is one of the main sticking points between the negotiations between the union. >> we believe everyone deserves affordable health care for both themselves and their families. and what the golden gate is doing is burden people. that is not fair and we're going to fight against it. >> reporter: union organizers told us there was a last change
in plan. initially, they called for the shut down of the golden gate bridge. but the union workers did not want that. they did not want today and the demonstration to be about a traffic jam on the golden gate bridge. they wanted to focus on the tense contract negotiations that had been going on for a year. to supporters are being asked to come to one of the picket lines to join the ferry workers and support them that way. golden gate ferry service is scheduled to resume later this afternoon at 2:00. but for now, you can see everything is shutdown here behind us. we have seen a couple of people show up and find out why they can't take the ferry. the union members have explained to them that they're on strike and they won't be able to take the ferry this morning. we want to show you live pictures from lurksburg. we are right there. these are live pictures from the ground. ferry workers also picketing.
coming up at 8:45, we'll bring you a live report on the headaches that suspended cars for customers this morning. today's ferry strike is just one event tied to may day. union leaders of occupy protesters are teaming up for rallies all across the bay area. many of them are in oakland, rallies and marchs are planned at sáefl -- several locations in the city. now occupy organizers say today's may day rallies and protests won't be like anything we've seen before. they're planning several small events instead of one big one. now the police are also getting ready for today's demonstrations. they are warning commuters to expect delays in downtown oakland most of the day. also happening right now, i wanted to show you this. this is cuba. look at all the people here. hundreds of thousands of people marching through the streets of havana cuba on this may day.
they're celebrating fidel castro's historic role in the cuban revolution more than 50 years ago. may day is a day of celebration in most communist countries. you can always get the latest on today's protests around the bay area and around the world at ktvu.com. make sure you click on the may day tab right there on the front teenage. it is 8:33. we've been following developing news from san jose since 4:30 this morning. a huge deadly fire at a four unit apartment complex at coyote creek. ktvu's pam cook has been getting new information from the scene, she joins us now from the newsroom, good morning pam. >> good morning, just a horrible story for one family in san jose. we just got off the phone with a san jose fire captain who is on the scene of that fire this morning. she tells us here at ktvu news that the mother in her 50s died in that fire. the father is said to be in critical condition now in the
hospital. she also said a 6-year-old boy had to be rescued from the townhouse. firefighters had to conduct cpr. he is in critical condition now. firefighters were met by neighboring screaming that people had to be rescued from that townhouse. we spoke to a woman who also lived in that building. >> we got out. called 911. before you know it firefighters were here and the flames were billowing out of the garage. >> reporter: witness accounts like that and video from the back of the building point to the garage where you can see extensive damage. including two cars completely destroyed. that could be where the fire started.
now captain gutierrez say it is firefighters rescued people by helping them down a ladder. the cause of that fire still under investigation. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. a neighborhood burglary suspect is in the custody of millvalely police after leading officers on a lengthy man hunt that prompted the lock down of a school. police responded to the area and cain ran off toward old mill school. the school was put on lock down while police searched the neighborhood. he was subdued with a taser and arrested. today the san jose city council is expected to approve a list of properties for sale. the properties were once assets of the city's redevelopment agency. but governor jerry brown desolved the state's redevelopment agency to deal with the massive state budget crisis. 34 san jose properties will be
made available according to the successor agency. they include an old fire house, parking lot, theater buildings and vacant lots. the first round of properties will be available on june 1st. time is now 8:36. the walnut creek city council is expected to make a full-time decision that could change the night life in the city -- to make a decision that could change the night life in the city. several bar owners say they are against the ordnance, they threatened to sue if that ordnance is passed. some beef sold in antioch is being recalled after an incident involving an ink meat and meat grinder. apparently a meat department worker accidentally dropped an ink pen into the store's grinder sunday afternoon. there's no word yet of anyone
getting sick. if you happen to have purchased ground beef at that store sunday afternoon, you can take it back to raley's and get a full refund. caltrans is working on what will eventually be the first double car pool lanes in the bay area. highway101 between palo alto and mountain view will get an additional hov lane in each direction. that will result in six northbound lanes and six southbound lanes. >> that's something to look forward to. >> yeah, it is. sal, are we looking forward to the rest of this morning's commute? >> no. >> i didn't think so. >> there's a new crash northbound 280 in san francisco getting up to highway 101. the alameda maze is what they call it. getting up to 101, 101 itself is very slow as you drive out of the candle stick park area
and head north. i want to move the maps over to the east bay. car fire, eastbound. westbound 580 is pretty slow in the area. so is high 13 getting up to highway 24. contra costa improving a little bit but still very slow from pleasanthill. very slow getting across 880 and stays that way. 280 northbound has been slow all the way through. people avoiding 101 there on 280. there you can see it's going to be slow and it's going to stay that way all the way up into cupertino. now let's go to steve. >> thank you very much. mostly sunny. patchy low clouds and a tweet from creek, how about a shout out to engine 54. i didn't do that craig, sorry. if the weather is bad, don't talk to me, go talk to craig
over there at engine 54. we have a lot of 70s today. cooler pattern has started for everybody. yesterday it was the coast and bay and now inland. more fog continue that warming trend. it clouds up on thursday. looks like it'll be some drizzle. the weekend will be better but not as warm as we had last weekend. lots of cool clouds. some of that low cloud deck starting to burn off but we have a southwest wind for many locations. it was up to 40 miles per hour early this morning now it's tailed off a lot. 50 to 55, almost everybody is pretty close here at coast, bay and inland. we had a cool front yesterday that's all it takes. not everyone a cold front but cool front. that's the system that looks like it's going to sweep by on thursday. this is our cloud forcast. there's not a lot here today or tomorrow. just low clouds more than
anything else. let's take you to wednesday, looks okay. and we want to take you to friday night. a little bit of rain inching in. this is not a very strong system but the mere fact that it'll give us some light rain thursday. there's mentioning for this time of year. cooling started coast and about yesterday. now it's for everybody. we'll continue that trend all the way into thursday. level off on friday then start a warm up on saturday. patchy fog but mostly sunny. breezy, blustery and cool at times. a few high clouds but over all there'll be lots of sunshine but temperatures coming down. mid-70s instead of mid-80s. fog will be back now, clouded up on thursday. maybe drizzle, light rain. clears out friday but it'll be cool. the days will be nice and warmer as we head into the weekend. it began about 90 minutes ago, hundreds of nurses hit the picket lines outside bay area hospitals. >> hundreds remember a high
look at this, stocks are higher thanks to encouraging reports out this morning on manufacturing and construction spending. general motors and ford reporting weaker april sales for compact and sub compact cars. taking a live look at the big board, the dow up 101. the nasdaq up 30, s & p up 13. today east palo alto is expected to consider accepting a $1 million deal from facebook. if the city council accepting the money, facebook will be able to avoid a costly lawsuit. the problem first began when the social networking giant began planning to expand its menlo campus. but neighbors started to complain saying that the expansion plan would cause traffic and pollution in their neighborhood. the pennsylvania refinery would provide 80% of delta's jet fuel need.
that move could help it save up to $300 million a year and that could make the difference between making a profit and registering a loss. this morning business owners in san francisco's mission district are cleaning up, vandalled trashed their neighborhood. about 100 vandals many dressed in black targeted several businesses, cars they everyone vandalized the police station on valenzia street. we're also seeing a lot of police officers outside the golden gate bridge. they're trying to head off may day protests from labor groups or the occupy movement. now occupy oakland threatened to occupy the bridge on behalf of bridge workers who were right in the middle of a contract dispute. those plans reportedly have been called off. we will keep you posted. golden gate ferry service is cancelled this morning because of a worker strike.
but not everyone got a message in time. and tom vacar joins us from lunsburg. >> reporter: the work stoppage is almost over and these feats and terminal will be open mid- afternoon. we met two commuters who didn't get the word though. both said they support the unions to a degree but wonder if there's not a better way. example patty ramirez came all the way from heelsburg. >> they're probably just thinking of each other. they're not thinking of everyone else who has to ride the ferry to work. and they should come to an agreement because it affects everybody. >> reporter: this man was early to his commute to his first day of work. >> it's american business and politics i wish people could negotiate a little bit better than they currently do. >> reporter: what's going on here is a chess game of sorts. a big move comes this afternoon when the stoppage will allegedly be over and this
terminal is scheduled to launch ferries not just for what's sure to be a sparse afternoon but for the packed giant's game ferries this afternoon. we'll certainly be here to find out what happens. consumer editor, tom vacar, ktvu news. thank you tom. happening now nurses on strike at nine sutter health locations. news chopper two took these pictures in oakland about an hour ago. nurses say sutter health is seeking huge reductions that will put patient safety at risk including cuts to sick leave. the stoppage will also affect hospitals in two in berkeley and buehrleing game. sutter health hired skilled
replacement works. family and friends of ossana futi joined together yesterday at newark memorial high. he was killed 14 months after his best friend was also stabbed to death. police are holding 18-year-old abraham hate of fremont for the murder. three juveniles are also in custody. >> it wasn't something he was worried about every day buthe knew that kids nowadays don't really care and something could happen to him just as easy. >> he was one month shy of graduation and had a dream of playing professional football. hillary clinton is flying to china for economic talks as the efforts continue to secure asylum for a blind chinese activist. chang is believed to be under american protection at the u.s. embassy in beijing. he escaped chinese house arrest last week.
president obama says he woápt comment on the situation but that -- he won't comment on the situation but that he is aware of situation. >> i have a full agenda of many issues of great concern to us including human rights and freedom and free movement of people inside china. >> a friend of chang say police acknowledged he broke no law by escaping from his home stay. republican presidential front runner mitt romney hopes to pick up the endorsement of two of his former rivals. romney is also scheduled to meet with former candidate rick santorum on friday. but santorum wants promises
from romney that his conservative priorities will be a part of the republican policy platform. well a southern california congressman is getting an endorsement for his campaign from one of the most loved celebrities in america. >> reelect congressman howard berman. the family leader who fighting for the humane treatment of all animal and he has very nice blue eyes, eddy. >> betty white. in addition to being known for challenging stereo types regarding acceptable behavior of 90-year-olds, betty waoeut has been a long time advocate for animals. new this morning, a new york judge ruled that a civil lawsuit against former international chief dominique kahne can go move.
strauss-kahn's lawyers have asked to drop the suit sites credibility issues with the maid's account. a chicago judge is releasing the 911 tapes from when singer jennifer hudson's sister julia returned home and found their mother's body. >> what happened? >> i don't know, she's on the floor. there's blood coming from her head. >> reporter: shortly after that call, julia discovered the body of her brother, later she would find out that her 7-year-old son julian was also missing. his body was found in a car a few days later. julia's ex-husband william balfore has been charged with all three murders and is currently on trial. a celebrity chef gets his stolen car back. why he's praising the police of mill valley. >> another piece of debris from japan's tsunami has washed up. what was inside and where it landed.
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boy this is wild. authorities in japan now looking for the owner of a motorcycle. one that washed up on a beach in british columbia. a canadian man spotted a white trailer on the beach, spotted a while motorcycle inside it. the license plate connected to the area that was hard hit by last year's earthquake tsunami. so far this has the largest piece of debris to end up on north american land. guy fierri is happy that
police have recovered his expensive lamborghini. the star was celebrating the opening of his newest rest restaurant in san jose. he says many of his guests came for the food but many asked him about his car that was stolen more than a year ago. police investigating a shooting discovered the car in a richmond storage unit last saturday. >> the police department of mill valley and the marin sheriff's department came through big. they did a great job and i'm glad, i'm glad to see that finally there was an end to it. >> reporter: police told fierri the car appeared to be good in shape. there were reports that a 17- year-old had rented the storage unit. police are still trying to figure out how the car got in there. come on tori, one lucky viewer will win two tickets for friday july 20th at the san jose civic auditorium. now the group will perform new material as well as a lot of
their favoriting like unbreak my heart. do it before midnight. put in the secret word encore. >> let the experts stick to the singing. we will let sal stick to traffic and see what's happening on the roads. >> still pretty busy out there. we're getting some relief now, we're getting close to nine. let's take a look at some of these live pictures. 280, getting better through downtown san jose. not much but just a little bit as you drive up to highway 17. 101 is still very slow from 280 heading up north by the way. just in case yourself wondering, 880 has been pretty good. north and southbound at the coliseum. one of the things i've noticed that southbound 880 in hayward still pretty slow. this morning's commute at the bay bridge toll plaza that is backed up for just a little bit of a break backed up for a 10 to 15 minute delay. traffic is going to be slow.
still a crash, northbound 280 in san francisco near 101. driving in daly city will be slow. mostly sunny, cooler and breezy, more of a westerly breeze. highs today back into the 60s and 70s and into the eight -- 80s. rebounding on the weekend. a little change coming up on thursday. >> that will be nice. looking forward to that. >> that's our report for this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu challenge -- channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> thanks for watching.